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10 Things Going on in Cleveland this Weekend (January 10 - 12) 

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Just because it's cold and snowy out, doesn't mean you have to be a couch potato. Get moving and explore the wonders of Cuyahoga Valley National Park with a 2.2 mile guided hike along the hilly, unpaved Ledges Trail by lantern light. A knowledgeable park ranger will guide the trek and can answer your questions about any sights you see and about the park's history. Afterward, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a roaring bon fire. The hike launches from Peninsula's Ledges Shelter at 7 p.m. and will wrap up at the same location by 9 p.m. This event is free, and open to all, so dig out those hiking boots and get going. For additional information, visit the website. (McConnell) 701 Truxell Rd., nps.gov.
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Vivian Maier (1926-2009) thrilled the world when her photographs and life story went viral after being posted online following the discovery of her work in 2007. Born in New York City, she spent her childhood in France and returned to New York in the late 1930s. She later moved to Chicago, where she worked as a nanny for about forty years supporting herself and her lifelong passion for photography. Maier created more than 100,000 negatives, but showed few images to anyone. Following Maier's death, champions of her photography have been managing her archives and organizing exhibitions and events across the United States and around the world. The Cleveland Print Room is hosting the Ohio premiere of Vivian Maier's work as they celebrate the first anniversary of their opening tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Young love is a familiar subject in film, but Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color is unique and rare. It captures the delicious intensity of first love, the spontaneity, the uninhibited giving, the rawness, and, yes, the eroticism. It also encapsulates the devastating effects of love lost, and the poignant pain that can plague memory and emotion later in life. The film features prominent French actress Lea Seydoux as the blue-haired Emma, but the storyline actually revolves around her lover, Adele, played by silver screen newbie Adele Exarchopoulos. At 179 minutes, the film covers immense ground and is a vibrant, compelling watch. It screens tonight at 9 and Sunday night at 7:30 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9. (McConnell)
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The Impractical Jokers, stars of the TruTv show of the same name, bring their comedic talents to the Akron Civic Theater this evening in a high-octane live performance featuring improvisation, video sketches and all sorts of live humorous high-jinks. Special guest this evening will be the New York-based long-form improv troupe (the Del Close style made famous by the Improv Olmypic in Chicago, among others). The Akron Civic’s a beautiful venue and these guys guarantee a barrel of laughs. The show tonight starts at 7:30. Tickets are $35. (Allard)
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Don’t miss a one-of-a-kind Masquerade Ball tonight at 10 at the House of Blues. The Organ Grinders Ball Models will strut their stuff, and there will be music from DJ Scotty D. Break out the Halloween leftovers and wear your best costume and/or fetish gear. Don’t forget your mask! Tickets are $20 at the door, cash only. (Rus)
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Do you miss the fresh-off-the-farm taste of summer? You can get that farm freshness in winter now too. The North Union Farmers Market hosts an indoor market at Crocker Park starting today and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring more than 35 local farmers and bakers, the market will feature a selection of meat free from added hormones and antibiotics, fresh eggs, apples, winter vegetables, maple syrup, organic bakery and more. The market will be open every Saturday from now until March 16 (Trenholme).
Speaking of family fun — why not — Cleveland Cinemas begins its $1 family film series this morning with an 11 a.m. screening of the Croods at four of its area theaters: the Capitol, Cedar Lee, Shaker Square and Chagrin. The film isn’t awful, and Nicholas Cage gives it his all as a neanderthal dad trying to guide his family to safety in prehistoric times. Emma Stone lends her voice to the feisty daughter. There’s an unforgettable sequence at the top of the film and a few genuinely funny / touching moments throughout. Tickets are only a buck. (Allard)
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The guys in the local band Honeybucket have all played in bands that play a variety of different styles of music. That's why they prefer to think of their music as "new grass" rather than traditional bluegrass. Last year's debut, features songs such as the uptempo, vigorous "Ohio," a song characterized by its terrific pop vocal harmonies. Local singer-songwriter Austin "Walkin' Cane" Charanghat joins the band's on tonight's bill. He's a veteran blues player who's one of the city's true musical treasures. The show starts tonight at 7 at Mechanic Street Music, the Ohio City House that hosts live music performances on a monthly basis. Email mechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.com to receive the address and more details. (Niesel)
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Tonight, the Flying Fig offers a special, six-course “winter larder” dinner, featuring products locally grown and produced by local farmers, with wine pairings for each course. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the farmers and dine on delicacies including Moroccan lamb shoulder, beef cheek ravioli and mushroom strudel. The dinner will feature items from New Creations Farm, Miller Livestock, Ohio City Farm and Killbuck Valley Mushrooms. The cost is $75, and reservations required. Seating starts at 6. (Nina McCollum)
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Signing with Kings of Leon’s label in 2012 proved to be quite the bellwether for the Weeks. Their latest album, Dear Bo Jackson, rings loudly with the Southern indie rock that the Kings are well known for. Singer Cyle Barnes’ deep voice offers an interesting contrast to the bright, gentle chords in the background. Take “King-Sized Death Bed,” for example. Samuel Williams’ guitar work glides around the stratosphere of the melody, allowing plenty of room on the ground for Barnes’ vocals to fill out the low end. Probably the most enticing song on the album is “Chickahominy,” which diverts from the typically upbeat paths taken on most other tunes here. Williams’ guitar lines lead the band toward post-rock fields at certain points. It’s a reflective nod to life and memory (with great keys work from Admiral Collier) that closes the album out with aplomb. (Sandy)
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Signing with Kings of Leon’s label in 2012 proved to be quite the bellwether for the Weeks. Their latest album, Dear Bo Jackson, rings loudly with the Southern indie rock that the Kings are well known for. Singer Cyle Barnes’ deep voice offers an interesting contrast to the bright, gentle chords in the background. Take “King-Sized Death Bed,” for example. Samuel Williams’ guitar work glides around the stratosphere of the melody, allowing plenty of room on the ground for Barnes’ vocals to fill out the low end. Probably the most enticing song on the album is “Chickahominy,” which diverts from the typically upbeat paths taken on most other tunes here. Williams’ guitar lines lead the band toward post-rock fields at certain points. It’s a reflective nod to life and memory (with great keys work from Admiral Collier) that closes the album out with aplomb. (Sandy)
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